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  • n  a decision to reverse an earlier decision
  • n  a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
  • n  an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
  • n  a backward somersault
  • v  reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

  • Rumania flip-flopped last week out of the war on the German side into the war on the Allied side.
  • He growls when you say, "Al Gore," and retrieves a flip-flop when you mention John Kerry.
  • It's hard to remember now, but there was once a time when "flip-flop" was not the scarlet letter of presidential politics.
News & Articles

  • Letter: Nelson didn't flip-flop on phone monitoring
    Shame on FLORIDA TODAY for giving Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Orlando, a “thumbs down” Wednesday for his statements regarding the NSA leaker. You made it seem as though Sen. Nelson had flip-flopped. The reverse is true. He was for cell-phone monitoring then as now, but with protections.
    June 14, 2013 - The Bay Bulletin
  • Bill Nemitz: First the budget vote, then the other shoe drops
    Attention, all Augusta watchers: With climactic votes looming this week on Maine’s proposed $6.3 billion biennial budget, I hereby declare a Flip-Flop Alert.
    June 13, 2013 - Portland Press Herald
  • Flip-flop fans: facts about your favorite hot weather footwear
    (BPT) - It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how
    June 12, 2013 - Greater Houston Weekly

  • Kerry Wood in International Herald Tribune
    That's a place I'd like to see,Wood said. "I'm not sure how they set up the interleague schedules, but maybe they could flip-flop so we got to go there. It'd be huge, us and the Red Sox."
  • Pranab Mukherjee in Khaleej Times
    This week's flip-flop on offshore oil drilling by President Bush and Senator John McCain is nothing more than a cynical campaign ploy that will do nothing to lower energy prices, and represents another big giveaway to oil companies already making... Harry Reid http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Reid&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGP_5PNs1MQ0kTh3aND3oL4AP8hsA International Herald Tribune http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/18/america/drilling.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE2MD75xIvR-tJWSUdm9L9yTygtDw Jun 18, 2008 38236 49479 flip-flop We have seen a consistent flip-flop in the reaction of the government in Islamabad," Pranab Mukherjee told the same meeting in Chennai.

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